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ERIC Number: EJ946104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
After the Smoke Clears: Toward Education for Sustainable Development in Bhopal, India
Iyengar, Radhika; Bajaj, Monisha
Comparative Education Review, v55 n3 p424-456 Aug 2011
This article examines approaches to environmental education in Bhopal, India. It is an attempt to understand how much environmental education as a topic has been incorporated into formal curricula. An analysis of state and national syllabi indicates a focus on conventional, natural sciences approaches to the environment, thus neglecting the social science aspects of education for sustainable development across all grade levels. Environmental disasters are given a very general treatment with no contextual link to incidents like the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984. Social dimensions like environmental citizenship are also minimally mentioned. Finally, the article highlights the large gap between national educational policy frameworks and the actual incorporation of environmental education in state and national textbooks. (Contains 11 footnotes, 3 figures, and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India